NEW YORK (VInnews) – The NYPD and FBI have two people in custody after uncovering a threat to the Jewish community.
An attentive MTA officer tracked down a man at Penn Station that police had been looking for. They say Christopher Brown had been making threats on social media to shoot up a synagogue.
When Brown, who is from Aquebogue in Suffolk County, was caught at Penn Station, and had a large hunting knife on him.
Officers also arrested Matthew Mahrer, who was accompanying Brown. Investigators searched Mahrer’s apartment in New York City and found a Glock 17 firearm.
Today, we’re extremely grateful to NYPD investigators and our law enforcement partners who uncovered and stopped a threat to our Jewish community. This morning’s arrests in Penn Station and weapon seizures are proof of their vigilance & collaboration that keeps New Yorkers safe. pic.twitter.com/p7ptKPgBSj
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) November 19, 2022
Cooperation among law enforcement agencies at all levels is critical to mitigating dangerous threats. We are thankful for the work of our partners that led to today’s arrests. https://t.co/yf1EZJbGmE
— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) November 19, 2022